I jump from a skyscaper into the ocean
dive down into the deep blue sea
where the fish are colorful and lively
and everything is quiet and serene
gentle rhythm of wavy drifting
as the anemonies and other things dance
and ripples on the floor of the ocean
like small imitations of the waves above.
swimming with the whales they are
so giant and strong and graceful
lazy lolling and calling in their eerie songs
moving here and there maybe going somewhere
maybe just moving around and now and then
back to the surface for some
air and back down down deep
where pressure builds and light gets thin
then back up again sometimes leaping
up through the surface almost completely
out of the water like flying for
a second or two before
diving back in and eating more plankton . . .
big whales so graceful like ballerinas
in smooth slow motion moving faster
than you can imagine or dream.